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Solar Power

FDA Says More Than 300 More Vials Found Alongside Smallpox

Researchers who found glass vials of live smallpox in a federal government lab also found more than 300 vials labeled as other potentially deadly germs, including dengue fever, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. "The investigation found 12 boxes containing a total of 327 carefully …

Public Health

Cincinnati Zoo spotlights solar energy

Subscribe to our newsletter<p>Don't miss the latest headlines. Sign up for our Daily Digests.<p>A giant solar panel canopy is exceeding expectations by …

Crumbling U.S. Grid Gets Jolt Driving Smart Houston Power

On a recent muggy morning, Jeff Myerson, a manager for Houston-based CenterPoint Energy Inc., is pointing to mundane-looking gray metal boxes up on a …

Bullitt Center & the Living Building Challenge — Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

The Bullitt Center is a 6-story, 50,000 sq. ft. office building being constructed in downtown Seattle. When complete project owners say it "will be …

Architecture

Google Said to Plan Energy Push With Tools for Utilities

Google Inc. plans a deeper push into the $363.7 billion U.S. power-sales market by working on tools that help utilities deliver electricity to homes …

Buffett Ready to Double $15 Billion Solar, Wind Bet

Warren Buffett briefly lost track of how many billions of dollars his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is spending to build wind and solar power in the U.S. …

Hydrogen Fuel Finally Graduating From Lab to City Streets

Once relegated to the realm of science projects, hydrogen fuel cells are starting to displace fossil fuels as a means of powering cars, homes and …

Urban agriculture goes digital, links up with IoT

Some 58% of the world’s population today live in cities and, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, urban agriculture is …

Farming

Where America is sprawling and what it means

Some regions in the United States are sprawling, some are building in compact and connected ways, and the difference between the two strategies has …

Transit + Technology: Revitalizing Public Transportation for Smarter Communities

The evolution of technology has dramatically changed almost every facet of our lives, from the way we shop and communicate to how we travel and run …

Communicate

SkyCycle Concept Turns London Into A Biking Utopia

It appears to be utterly unrealistic, but isn’t it always thus for a great advance when the idea is first floated? Anyway, fantasy or not, the …

Pima town manager talks low impact development

SAFFORD — Could redesigned roadways made up of porous materials and native plants used for rainwater harvesting be a part of the Gila Valley’s future?<p>…

Water

AS+GG Wins Competition for Astana World EXPO 2017

Chicago-based <b>Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG)</b> has been announced as winner of a major design competition for World EXPO-2017 in …

Sustainability

Urban Road-Building Linked to Poor Statewide Economic Performance

University of Minnesota professor David Levinson has written in the past that, because of the relative completeness of our national highway network …

South Dakota

Redesigning cities: could urban planning be a catalyst for development?

If the layout of cities impacts on everything from climate change adaptation to gender violence, should design be more central to development? Join the debate, Thursday 1pm BST 29 August<p>Urbanisation – driven both by population growth and high levels of rural-urban migration – is now happening at an …